Star ValleyOften termed the star of all valleys, the Shoshone Indians referred to the valley as a "heap fine hunting ground." Unusually high precipitation and topographic features make the Salt River Valley one of the most productive and diverse of all wildlife areas found in Wyoming. Sandhill cranes, Canada geese, ruffed grouse, and bald eagles are among the birds nesting in the area. The valleys of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Star Valley, are important waterfowl production areas for western North America. In 1987, trumpeter swans were transplanted to the valley from Montana and since have wintered here.
|Placed By||The Wyoming Department of Transportation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 500639 N 4748229|
|Decimal Degrees||42.88666667, -110.99216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 53.2', W 110° 59.53'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 53' 12" N, 110° 59' 31.8" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 98633 US-89, Thayne WY 83127, US|
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